Sunday, June 12, 2011
By: David Temple
That European e.coli may have been genetically engineered. But there is no question it is doing what serves the interests of industrial agriculture and the food industry. It has created a rationale ("whether real or promulgated") government officials to come forward on behalf of corporate interests with a "solution" that fresh food be irradiated. And in the words of Gomer Pyle, "Surprise! Surprise!" - they are doing just that.
Henry Kissinger spoke of the advantages to those interested in controlling things "if [people] were told that there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence ..." Twice, he alludes to potential falseness, in the fact of the threat and in the telling about it.
Irradiation of food would consolidate control of food by the corporations and would be the end of fresh and organic and local food.
Is the e.coli terrorism on behalf of corporate farming and food consolidation? With a bonus to the nuclear industry which would make more profits irradiating food and have a use for its "nowhere safe to put them" spent fuel rods.
Beyond wondering where the e.coli came from and looking to who gains and who loses from it, serious questions about the proffered "solution" - radiating food - arises, especially after the Fukushima disaster.
Even logically, why is it that the public is warned that radiation landing on its food is unsafe and that all radiation is cumulative, and yet there is now this suggestion to directly radiate fresh food (expose it intentionally to radiation) and to a degree high enough to actually kill living things in it, yet that radiation is somehow different from the other radiation and perfectly safe, and in addition is somehow supposed to make food safe?